Date Walnut Cake topped with heavenly Cream Cheese Frosting

Indulge in the magic of sweetness with this delightful Date Walnut Cake topped with heavenly Cream Cheese Frosting and a sprinkle of crushed walnuts!


• 1 cup chopped dates
• 1 cup boiling water
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
• 1 cup granulated sugar
• 2 large eggs
• 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup chopped walnuts

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

• 8 oz cream cheese, softened
• 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
• 2 cups powdered sugar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


• Crushed walnuts for garnish


. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a cake pan.
. In a bowl, combine chopped dates and baking soda, then pour boiling water over them. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
. In another bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add this dry mixture to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined.
. Fold in the soaked dates and chopped walnuts into the batter.
. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
. While the cake is cooling, prepare the cream cheese frosting by beating together cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
. Once the cake is completely cooled, frost it generously with the cream cheese mixture.
. Finish by sprinkling crushed walnuts over the frosting.
. Slice, savor, and share the joy!

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